Creation Studio Drop-Ins
Mondays, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
All ages can stop by and make crafts and projects in The Creation Studio.

December 4: Rhinestone Greeting Cards
December 11: Washi Tape Picture Frames
December 18: Making Rheoscopic Fluid
January 8: Caesar Cipher Wheel
January 15: Fingerprint Art
January 22: DIY Spy Periscope
January 29: Glass Etching
Saturday, December 9, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join us as we create an easy DIY handmade journal! These would make a fabulous Christmas gift or organizing tool to start off the new year! We will create a text block using a simple coptic stitch to bind the pages together, then add a cover made of chipboard and decorative paper of your choice. Workshops are recommended for those in high school and older and require registration. This program was supported by Neil and Stephanie Norton.
Thursday, January 4, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of the bullet journal system in this free workshop. Whether you’re a paper planner enthusiast, a digital devotee looking for an analog system, or you’re just looking to get more organized in the new year, bullet journaling could be your new favorite thing. This analog method of personal organization was developed by digital product designer Ryder Carroll, and requires nothing but a notebook and pen. We will provide those basics, but feel free to bring your own if you have some favorites. We will also have some fun additional ideas to play with. Workshops are recommended for those in high school and older and require registration. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Gift Wrapping Party
Saturday, December 9, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Kids up to age 12 can drop in with an unwrapped gift, and wrap it early for the holiday season. The library will provide wrapping paper, ribbons, tape, gift tags and instructions to help you learn how to wrap a present with style and class. One present per person, please.
Storytimes are filled with stories, songs, rhymes, exercises, parenting tips, and more!

Storytimes will be on break from December 18 through January 1.
Preschool Storytime
Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
For children ages 3 to 5

Tales for Tots
Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
For children ages birth to 3 and a caregiver.

Yoga and Stories
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Join us and experience your favorite stories told with yoga poses and demonstrated by certified yoga instructors. Recommended for ages 3 through 10 years old. Be ready to join in the fun! Parents are welcome too! Yoga and Stories will not meet on Wednesday, November 22.
After School Kids Lab
Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This is an opportunity for school-age kids to have fun on early-out Wednesdays. This program will alternate between making crafts, doing science experiments, playing games, and learning new skills. Drop in any time between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm to create, have fun, or explore something new! No registration required. After School Kids Lab will not meet on Wednesday, December 27.
Reading Assistance Dogs
Thursdays, December 7, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Children have the opportunity to read aloud to dogs from Quad City Canines. This is great practice for kids and helps them build their vocabulary and build self-confidence. No registration is required.
Child’s Play | Create: Explore: Experience
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

This is a weekly opportunity for kids to explore their creative side. Rotating programs may include components of traditional storytimes, active movement and rhythm with music and dance, and simple crafts. The program is best suited for preschool age children but we will happily welcome all who wish to join us. No registration required. Child's Play will not meet on December 23, December 30 and January 20.
Lego Club
Saturdays, December 16 and January 13, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Come enjoy a morning of free-building with Lego blocks.
Thursday Theater: Sing-A-Long
Thursday, December 28, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Come see the live action version of the classic tale Beauty and the Beast and sing along with your favorite songs. Attendees will receive a pretend microphone while supplies last.
Spy Training
Saturday, January 13, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Spies undergo extensive training before they enter the field, and this is your chance to see what it's like. Dodge laser beams, break codes, and practice the art of disguise at this program for children ages 5 - 12. This event is a drop-in program and participants do not need stay for the entire length of the program. No registration is required.
Chess Club
Saturday, January 27, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Are you interested in chess? Would you like to play chess with your peer group? If so please come and try out the Bettendorf Public Library Chess Club. We'll have chess boards and chess related books available.
Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Interested in Dungeons and Dragons or the Pathfinder roleplaying game? Then come out each Tuesday and Thursday to see what adventures are brewing up at Bettendorf Public Library. Campaign spots fill up fast, so talk to Jesse or John for more information. Rather run your own adventure? We can help you out there as well. Roleplaying will not meet on December 26, December 28 and January 2.
Magic: The Gathering Club
Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Stop by to play Magic or Pokemon trading card games, or chat about D&D, Pathfinder, watch some anime or play some board games. This is your time to be as nerdy as you need to be! Magic: The Gathering Club will not meet on Wednesday, December 27.
Saturday, December 2, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

What would you like to see happen at Bettendorf Public Library for teens over the upcoming year? Register to attend our Teen Advisory Party . There will be pizza, games, and fun brainstorming activities to get us excited about 2018!
Manga Book Club
Monday, January 15, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Are you a teen who loves manga? Then stop by the Quad to find out the manga we are reading this month. We will have copies available for you to read in the Quad. Each month we will discuss what we liked and didn't like. If you draw, bring in your manga art to show off. If you cosplay, tell us what inspires your creations. Manga Book Club is here to meet your manga obsession in whatever form it takes.
 
Read Local: 918studio press
Wednesday, December 13, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Tom McKay and Mike Bayles are the latest authors to be published by 918studio press, a selective subsidized publishing company based in Davenport, Iowa, owned and operated by Lori Perkins and Jodie Toohey. Tom's short novel, Another Life, explores what happens when the girl you had a crush on in high school appears in your life as your son's future mother-in-law. Mike's literary collage, Breakfast at the Good Hope Home, tells the story of a son trying to cope with a sense of loss as he visits his father, suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in a nursing home. Both authors will be reading excerpts from their books and will answer questions about their stories, writing, and/or publishing with 918studio press. Read Local is a partnership between the Bettendorf Public Library and the Midwest Writing Center.
Get Lit
A book discussion for adventurous souls. Held at Coffee Hound (3451 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf). Supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Tuesday, December 12, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 9, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mystery Book Discussion
Get Lit is funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Saturday, December 9, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Facilitated by Mystery Book Discussion Group member Hedy Hustedde.

Saturday, January 13, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Facilitated by Mystery Book Discussion Group member Shelley Griffing.
Contemporary Books

Wednesday, December 20, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Led by SAU Professor Emeritus Michael Hustedde; this title is the All Iowa Reads selection for 2018.

Wednesday, December 20, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Led by Mark Fitkin, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for the Bettendorf Public Library.

Wednesday, October 18, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Led by Mark Fitkin, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for the Bettendorf Public Library.

Wednesday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Led by SAU Professor Emeritus Michael Hustedde; this title is the All Iowa Reads selection for 2018.
Community Connections: Christmas with the Ukulele Connection
Thursday, December 14, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Local band The Ukulele Connection will perform their unique renditions of holiday tunes. This program is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
Brown Bag Lunch
Attendees can bring their own lunch to enjoy during the concert. Beverages will be provided. Brown Bag Lunch is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Big Top Circus Band
Friday, December 15, noon - 12:45 p.m.

The Big Top Circus Band will perform a variety of old-time circus music!

Daniel Stratman
Friday, January 26, noon - 12:45 p.m.

QC native and California transplant Daniel Stratman will perform.
Trax from the Stax
Trax from the Stax attendees can expect to hear music, stories, and information about the artist or musical style being presented. Trax from the Stax is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Local Originals with Beej Dillard
Thursday, December 21, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Local music expert and QC3° (QC local music internet radio station) creator Beej Dillard will share his knowledge and unique perspective on the local original music scene past, present and future!

Shoegaze presented by Shane Brown
Thursday, January 18, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join Dispatch-Rock Island Argus columnist Shane Brown for an overview of "shoegaze": a collective of fringe bands from the UK figured out how to crank the volume to 11 while creating ethereal soundscapes of pure sonic bliss from the early 1990s.
Computer Tutors
by appointment

Do you need help downloading an eBook from OverDrive? Are you trying to figure out how to attach a photo to your email? Would you like to find a template for writing a resume? Book a one-hour session with a Computer Tutor! These one-on-one sessions are available day and night and can be scheduled by calling the Information Desk at 563-344-4179.
Genesis Health Care Navigators
Mondays, December 4 and 11, 9:00 a.m. - noon

Genesis Health Care Navigators will be available to offer assistance to those needing to sign up for health insurance using the health exchange.
Medicare Q&A with SHIIP
Wednesdays, December 6 and January 3, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Get information and answers to your Medicare questions from a counselor with SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program). Individual appointments can also be scheduled by calling the SHIIP office at 563-421-1096.
Community Connections: Iowa Native American Archaeology Sites
Thursday, January 4, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

University of Iowa PhD student Addison Kimmel will present about exploring Native American archaeological sites in the State of Iowa. This program is supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.
World Affairs Council: Family-Affiliated Extremism/Terrorism and Responses
Tuesday, January 23, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Dean Alexander, Director, Homeland Security Research Program and Professor, Homeland Security at the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University. Numerous terror incidents globally bring to the forefront the issue of family-affiliated extremism/terrorism and law enforcement responses. Facets of social network analysis, its relevance to families, and extremism/terrorism will be raised as well as an overview of the phenomenon of extremists/terrorists in families and what can be done will be shared. This program is co-sponsored by the Bettendorf Public Library and the World Affairs Council.
In December, local artist Todd Levetzow will display his customizable cartoon art near the fireplace.
 
In January, the 1 st floor display case will have information from Family Services, Inc. on human trafficking. The display entitled Braking Traffik is in observance of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  Wall B of the 2 nd floor art walls will exhibit therapeutic art work created by local survivors of human trafficking. The art shows the resilience and strength of survivors.
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